Upcoming Events

April 24, 2014 – April 27, 2014

Rolex Three-Day Event

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event part of the FEI ClassicsTM, is the nation’s premier equestrian event, featuring the world’s best horses and riders vying for their share of $250,000 in prize money, as well as a shot at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing. For further information: www.rk3de.org

Start: April 24, 2014
End: April 27, 2014
Venue: Kentucky Horse Park
Address:
4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, 40511

Loni Love at Comedy Off Broadway

Variety and Comedy Central both have named her among their Top 10 Comics to Watch, or Campus Activity magazine, which honored her as its Hot Comic for 2009. Her many television appearances include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” “The Best Damn Sports Show Period,” VH1′s “I Love the 70′s/80′s/90′s,” “Vh1′s The Great …

Date: April 24, 2014
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $12-$24

Keeneland Spring Meet

The idyllic Lexington racetrack kicks off the 2014 spring racing season on Friday, April 4. Racing continues Wed. – Sun., through April 25. Gates open at 11 a.m.; post time for the first race is 1:05 p.m. Races are run approximately every half hour.

Start: April 24, 2014 11:00 am
End: April 24, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Keeneland
Address:
4201 Versailles Road, Select a Country:
Cost: $5

Central Bank Thursday Night Live at Cheapside Park

The 19th season of Thursday Night Live will begin on April 3rd and run every Thursday through October 16th. The family-friendly event is held at the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park. In addition to live music there will be food, beverages, and a lively social atmosphere. www.downtownlex.com April 3 – Bobby Perry Band April 10 – Off The Clock …

Start: April 24, 2014 5:00 pm
End: April 24, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Marco Tezza at Memorial Hall

Internationally renowned Italian pianist Marco Tezza will take the stage at the University of Kentucky. The concert, presented by the UK School of Music, is free and open to the public.A celebrated pianist and conductor, Tezza is a prolific artist who presents a vast repertoire, from baroque to contemporary music. He is well-known to the public and critics as an …

Start: April 24, 2014 7:30 pm
End: April 24, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: UK Memorial Hall
Address:
Memorial Hall, S. Limestone St., Lexington, KY, United States

PALEFACE at Willie’s Locally Known

Paleface is an American musician and artist currently on tour as a high-energy folk rock band and has released over a dozen records including two major label releases, and he’s collaborated and performed on three albums by The Avett Brothers. Paleface has influenced and inspired a wide range of musical acts, from electro-popsters YACHT, to Grammy Award recipients Kimya Dawson,  …

Start: April 24, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

The Other Brothers at Parlay Social

The Other Brothers are an electric roots-rock band from Lexington. www.parlaysocial.com

Start: April 24, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 24, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Grayson Jenkins at Henry Clay’s Public House

Singer/songwriter and Lexington transplant playing multi-genre acoustic music every Thursday night at Henry’s. www.henryclayspublichouse.com

Start: April 24, 2014 9:00 pm
End: April 24, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Henry Clay Pub
Address:
112 N. Upper St., Lexington, KY, United States

Harpeth Rising at Natasha’s Bistro

Billed as an “American Sensation” by WSM 650, this group of young classically trained musicians is making an impact wherever they play. The quartet brings an exciting and distinctive sound to the Americana genre. With a banjo and fiddle, you might think they’re traditional bluegrass, but think again: cello and hand drum round out the group, creating a truly new …

Start: April 24, 2014 9:00 pm
End: April 24, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $7

Warren Byrom/ Joel Henderson/ Forty-Gallon Baptists at Al’s Bar

Lexington music scene veteran Warren Byrom plays his own brand of americana. The Forty Gallon Baptists are a 9-piece band from Louisville playing a blend of country, rock, gospel. www.alsbarlexington.com

Start: April 24, 2014 9:00 pm
End: April 24, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

C The Beat at Natasha’s Bistro

  Exploring the musical connection between Africa and the New World, C the Beat plays Reggae/Ska, AfroCuban jazz, New Orleans R&B, American Funk, Afrobeat, High Life, etc. C the Beat:Lee Carroll – keysWillie Eames – gtr & voxMark Jones – gtr & voxTripp Bratton – drums/percussionDavid Farris – drums/percussionJacob Hamrick – percussionRobert B Montgomery – bassChase Fleming – tromboneSteve Slaughbaugh …

Start: April 24, 2014 9:00 pm
End: April 24, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

Joshua Powell at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel

“Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery” borrowed their brand from a 1903 silent Western and have crafted their sound in that sure-footed Americana tradition ever since. www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com

Start: April 24, 2014 10:00 pm
End: April 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Paulie's Toasted Barrel
Address:
517 W. Main St., Lexington, KY, United States

April 25, 2014

Woodford Theater: ‘Big River’

Hilarious and heartwarming, Mark Twain’s classic Huckleberry Finn sweeps down the mighty Mississippi, where runaways Huck and Jim discover friendship that defies convention and defines the American Dream. Propelled by an infectious award-winning score and a dazzling array of unforgettable characters, their uproarious adventures chronicle the best and worst of our heritage in a joyously American theatrical journey that captures …

Date: April 25, 2014
Venue: Woodford Theater
Phone: 859-873-0648
Address:
275 Beasley Dr., Versailles, KY, United States

UK Theatre: ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at the Lexington Opera House

Joseph is a dreamer. In fact, he can interpret dreams. He’s also his father’s favorite son. Filled with jealousy and fear that he will one day rule over them, Joseph’s brothers sell him into slavery in Egypt. Soon he’s tasked with interpreting the Pharaoh’s dreams and predicts an impending famine. He becomes a powerful man in Egypt and finds himself …

Date: April 25, 2014
Venue: Lexington Opera House
Phone: (859) 233-4567
Address:
401 W. Short St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $25 (Adults 19yrs+) l $20 (Kids 3-18yrs) $20 (College Students*

Loni Love at Comedy Off Broadway

Variety and Comedy Central both have named her among their Top 10 Comics to Watch, or Campus Activity magazine, which honored her as its Hot Comic for 2009. Her many television appearances include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” “The Best Damn Sports Show Period,” VH1′s “I Love the 70′s/80′s/90′s,” “Vh1′s The Great …

Date: April 25, 2014
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $12-$24

Devine Carama: Brown Sugar Hip-Hop Showcase at Al’s Bar

Lexington hip-hop artist and producer Devine Carama hosts this rap series at Al’s Bar, featuring local artists. www.alsbarlexington.com

Start: April 25, 2014 9:00 am
End: April 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

Food Trucks For A Cause

Every Friday from March 21-Oct. 31, Bluegrass Food Association will present a pop-up food truck “food court,” with 10% of total profits benefitting a different local non-profit organization. Food trucks will generally be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. For a list of vendors and more information each week, visit bluegrassfoodtrucks.org or email events@bluegrassfoodtrucks.com.  

Start: April 25, 2014 11:00 am
End: April 25, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: 400 East Main Street
Address:
400 East Main St, Lexington, KY, United States

Keeneland Spring Meet

The idyllic Lexington racetrack kicks off the 2014 spring racing season on Friday, April 4. Racing continues Wed. – Sun., through April 25. Gates open at 11 a.m.; post time for the first race is 1:05 p.m. Races are run approximately every half hour.

Start: April 25, 2014 11:00 am
End: April 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Keeneland
Address:
4201 Versailles Road, Select a Country:
Cost: $5

CSA Spring Harvest Party at Loudoun House

CSA shareholders will pick up the latest season crop of art in crates overflowing with original local art commissioned by LAL. Modeled after agricultural CSA’s, LAL’s Community Supported Art program is the first and only arts-centered CSA in Kentucky and is at the forefront of national trends in grassroots art buying and collecting.

Start: April 25, 2014 6:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Loudoun House
Address:
209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, 40505

Richard Ferreira at Brasbana

Cuban restaurant Brasabana features live music on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 – 10 p.m. This evening features Latin keyboardist Richard Ferreira. For more info, full menu or to make a reservation, visit www.brasabana.com.

Start: April 25, 2014 7:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Brasbana Cuban Cuisine
Address:
841 Lane Allen Road, Lexington, KY, United States

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at EKU Center for The Arts

Ricky Skaggs is a true pioneer to the Country, Bluegrass and Gospel/Christian music genres with 14 Grammy Awards, eight CMA Awards, eight ACM Awards, eleven IBMA Awards, two Dove Awards and nine ICM (Inspirational Country Music) Awards. Skaggs has released more than 30 albums since he began playing music more than 50 years ago. The all-star lineup of Kentucky Thunder …

Start: April 25, 2014 7:30 pm
End: April 25, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, KY, United States

Joe Bonamassa at Rupp Arena

Bonamassa has been praised as one of the world’s greatest guitarists and he is fast evolving into a full-blown truly charismatic and mesmerizing blues-rock star. Joe currently has ELEVEN #1 Albums on the Billboard Blues Chart. Joe will perform an exciting new show including an entire Acoustic Set featuring international Musicians followed by his critically acclaimed electric set. www.rupparena.com

Start: April 25, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Rupp Arena
Address:
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $69-$99

Shivering Timbers/ Bear Medicine/ Ancient Warfare at Willie’s Locally Known

Shivering Timbers are an Akron, OH based folk rock band described as “Neko Case channeling Patsy Cline while The Bad Seeds channel The Replacements.” Ancient Warfare: “…a gelatinous base in a fuzzed-out psychedelia, heavy in the melody and led by Echo Wilcox’s rich vocals…The songs tangle and sway in darker, introspective sounds” — AMERICAN GLOAM www.willieslex.com

Start: April 25, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

Tall, Dark and Handsome at Natasha’s Bistro

DH4 aka Tall, Dark and Handsome is a rare blend of jazz and regional music. Karen Jones (fiddle) and Bev Futrell (guitar), also members of the Reel World String Band, team up with George Neel, an accomplished jazz mandolin player, and Ricky Baldwin, a well-known bass player, also playing with Nick Stump’s Blues All-Stars. The songwriting and country-inspired singing of …

Start: April 25, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $8

Eddie Barber at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel

Eddie Barber is a musician/songwriter/performer that is known in Central KY for his country/southern rock vocals and smooth yet controlled stage presence. www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com

Start: April 25, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Paulie's Toasted Barrel
Address:
517 W. Main St., Lexington, KY, United States

The Death Valley Wreckers at Tin Roof

A rock/pop/everything cover band made up of five Nashville music veterans. www.tinroofbars.com

Start: April 25, 2014 9:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States

Kung Fu Grip at Parlay Social

A funk fusion band playing rock, Top 40 and R&B music. www.parlaysocial.com

Start: April 25, 2014 9:30 pm
End: April 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Bad People/ The Dead Gypsies/ Ondezvous at Cosmic Charlie’s

Bad People are a post-rock experimental band from Lexington. The Dead Gypsies are a two-piece rock. Ondezvous is an alternative/indie trio. www.cosmic-charlies.com 

Start: April 25, 2014 10:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States

Extra Crispy Comedy at Natasha’s Bistro

If you’re a fan of “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” or “Saturday Night Live”, you’ll enjoy the hilarious antics of Extra Crispy. The group features high-energy, interactive sketches based on audience suggestions. Formed in 2007, the ensemble group features some of the area’s finest talent, including local actors Dwayne Cantrell, Karen Marsee, Marcus Lynn, Daniel Read, Jeff Beach, Brittny Congleton, …

Start: April 25, 2014 11:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

April 26, 2014

Lex Children’s Theatre: ‘Gossamer’

Enchanting your slumber with sweet dreams of memories past, the dream-givers flutter from door to door spreading their shimmering light over the mortal world. But when one young giver encounters a boy fraught with tarnished memories, she must find a way to save the boy from falling victim to impending nightmares. Written by Lois Lowry, author of The Giver, recall …

Date: April 26, 2014
Venue: Lexington Children's Theatre
Address:
418 west short street, lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $13-$15